Newsies: Newsboys and Newsgirls
Posted: September 17, 2016 Filed under: Newspaper History, Teasers, Topics in Chronicling America, U.S. History
“Extra, extra!!” In the 19th and 20th centuries, newspaper boys and girls (“newsies”) sold newspapers on city streets. Newsies needed to sell all their papers to turn a profit.
In 1899, a jump in newspaper prices prompted New York City newsies to strike against big-name publishers like Joseph Pulitzer and William Randolph Hearst. Read more about it in “Newsies.”